Salem College, Gretchen Caverly, Larry Unger, Caller Bree Kalb

What an incredible dance evening! We are pleased to have Larry Unger and Gretchen Caverly for our musical entertainment!
 
Larry Unger has been a full-time musician since 1984 and has presented a diverse range of musical performances across the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. Titled “master guitarist” by Dirty Linen, Unger has played with many top contra dance bands and has accompanied such fiddlers as Judy Hyman, Matt Glaser, and Lissa Schneckenburger. Larry’s original waltzes and fiddle tunes have been played and recorded by musicians around the world and can also be heard in the Ken Burns documentary, Our National Parks. Initially studying blues guitar with Etta Baker and John Jackson and later taking up the banjo and bass, Unger has become one of the most sought-after rhythm players in the country. He has a great breadth of understanding of traditional music to complement his considerable technical proficiency and enjoys telling stories about the origins of his music and the people who taught him.
 
Gretchen Caverly’s fiddle playing will carry you away with her precise yet freely interpreted melodies.
 
Our Caller will be Bree Kalb.
 
General Info
 
– No partner necessary, No experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 5:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– High energy, live music
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time
 
Salem students and faculty $3
General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)
FREE Lesson 5:30 – 6
Dance 6 – 9 pm with short break in middle
 
Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Easy access from Business-40 or NC-52, “Salem College” exits
(Bryant Hall houses the gym, fitness center and Salem Commons)
Enter from Salem Avenue near the athletic fields on the south
 
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Clemmons – The Stuff, caller Nick Boulet

Sunday early evening dances are transitioning to mostly 2nd Sundays beginning in August.  This is the first of those so go ahead and mark it on your calendar.  The lesson for new people is at 5:30 pm and dancing starts at 6 and you can dance as much as you ‘d like until pm.  We have a short break in the middle with a few waltzes you can try and to close out each evening we have a final waltz.

“The Stuff” is back to bring us more great dancing music. Great stuff! Gretchen Caverly’s fiddle playing will carry you away with her precise yet freely interpreted melodies. Nic Coker works the guitar, supporting the melody with his creative and fluid rhythm and bass lines. In other words – music that is great fun to dance to!

This night our own Nick Boulet calls dances for the new dancer as well as for the more experienced ones. His relaxed, fun way of calling is infectious making the evening very fun.

No partner necessary, No experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– High energy, live music
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time
 
General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)
FREE Lesson 5:30-6pm
Dance 6-9pm with short break in middle
 
Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC
 
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website: www.FeetRetreat.com
Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers
 
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Salem College – Roger Gold and Gretchen Cavalry – George Segebade calling

We have a real treat when dynamic fiddle player Gretchen Caverly collaborates with Roger Gold in an intricate weaving of melody and harmony while local caller George Segebade fosters an evening of fun, fellowship and frivolity for our feet and friends!
Masterful guitarist, Roger Gold, of the bands, Elftones, Steamshovel and Land of Sky injects amazing intricacy and energy into the bass, melody and chords of the many styles of music in which he is fluent.
We have enjoyed listening and dancing to Gretchen playing with Tune Riders and The Stuff.

At Clemmons – The Stuff with Cynthia Stewart calling

On November 21 at Clemmons “The Stuff” is back to bring us more great dancing music. Great stuff!

Gretchen Caverly’s fiddle playing will carry you away with her precise yet freely interpreted melodies. Nic Coker works the guitar, supporting the melody with his creative and fluid rhythm and bass lines. In other words – music that is great fun to dance to!

Our local caller, Cynthia Stewart, who is a long time dancer and been involved in our organization for many years brings her love of contra dance to us through a fun repetoire of dances she enjoys that will make this a fun evening!.

No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
No experience necessary because this is:
– just for fun
– walking a pattern
– you’re told what to do ahead of time and as you dance
– other friendly people who have danced at least a few times will guide you when you need it 🙂

If you’re new though, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.

Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle. Clean, soft soled shoes are best for the floor.

General admission $9 (members $8)
Full time students (under 24) $6. (members $5)
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

Website:
www.FeetRetreat.com

ICE CREAME SOCIAL 6:30 -Tune Rider-Dean Snipes Calling

First a word from our sponsor: “Note the new rates below which began in July”

Ice Cream Social!! Our 3rd and final dance in August will be the delicious annual tradition of the summer Grange dances!

We will converge on the Guilford Grange at Greensboro with ice chests and ice cream makers full of our favorite cool cow confections at 6:30pm to enjoy together. Obviously we all don’t need to bring some in order to have plenty but if you’d like to, please do. A few toppings you bring will crown our efforts with tasty additions.

This is a great time to bring guests who have never danced at any of our dances before or, maybe have never even contra danced at all, because they can get into this particular dance for FREE! The Treasurer said so and I believe him!

After an hour of fine fellowship over frozen food we’ll find ourselves on the floor doing the beginners lesson at 7:30. At 8 everyone will find random partners and begin dancing to the music of the fantastic band, Tunerider! These two expert contra dance musicians have got some really great tune sets that will propel us into dancing paradise!

Having the well known “mighty fine” dance caller, Dean Snipes, from the Charlotte area up to teach and call each dance from his collection, with style and humor, will make the evening even more special and enjoyable! Yep going to be a mighty fine evening all around!

School Construction and PARKING
Because the school is under construction we suggest some people park on the curb along Lea Ray Drive. Leaving the Grange, turn right on Lindley Road then immediate left on Lea Ray, a residential street. Please do not block driveways or fire hydrants, etc. No parking at the nearby church please.
Also, to park at The Grange, follow special instructions on signs. And, you can park in the old school parking lot down on the right which is farthest from the Grange.

GENERAL INFO
– No partner necessary, No experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– High energy, live music
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5).
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
www.feetretreat.com

Fiddle & Bow Contra Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Location: Guilford Grange Hall. 4909 Guilford School Rd, Greensboro, NC.
*Note – Despite what internet mapping sites may show, Guilford School Rd is NOT accessible from Guilford College Rd.

Directions: Traveling in either direction on I-40, take Exit 213 (Guilford College Rd). At the end of the ramp, turn right and continue about a mile until you cross railroad tracks at West Market Street. In 100 more feet, turn left onto Lindley Rd. Go 4 tenths mi., then turn right onto Guilford School Rd. The Grange is the last building on the right.

 

 

 

The Stuff with Eileen Thorsos calling

Check out PARKING below!

Hey, the new rates have started in this month! Luckily I have become an official member of our beloved non-profit organization, Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers so I will enjoy the same low rates that I am used to! Whew! You too can breathe a sigh of relief and help support traditional dancing in the area – become a member today! Or pay to become a member Saturday night and instantly begin receiving your discount! Now that’s a deal!

On Saturday, July 15 , we hold the 2nd of 3 dances this month. Welcome the always energetic, The Stuff, from the higher altitudes. Nic and Gretchen, the stuff of The Stuff, will carry you to the high altitudes of contra dancing during the 3 hour dance evening with their fine interpretation of the many tunes in their repertoire.

Caller Elleen Thorsos, from the Triangle, meets the band half-way bringing fun, friendliness and favorite dances to the evening. Eileen is popular on the dance circuit and at dance weekends, you’ll like her!

PARKING – Good luck with that! No, actually, it is the same as last time. For those who enjoy reading manuals continue reading. For those who are more visual, skip to the drawing.
Because the school is under construction we suggest some people park on the curb along Lea Ray Drive. Leaving the Grange, turn right on Lindley Road then immediate left on Lea Ray, a residential street. Please do not block driveways or fire hydrants, etc. No parking at the nearby church please.
Also, to park at The Grange, follow special instructions on signs.
PARKING DRAWING

GENERAL INFO
– No partner necessary
If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into
– If you can bring exact change its even easier for us but if not, don’t worry
Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– “Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares!”
– Treat one another with care and respect, 🙂

NEW RATES:
General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5).
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
www.feetretreat.com

Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers FB page
Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers FB group

Fiddle & Bow Contra Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Location: Guilford Grange Hall. 4909 Guilford School Rd, Greensboro, NC.
*Note – Despite what internet mapping sites may show, Guilford School Rd is NOT accessible from Guilford College Rd.

Directions: Traveling in either direction on I-40, take Exit 213 (Guilford College Rd). At the end of the ramp, turn right and continue about a mile until you cross railroad tracks at West Market Street. In 100 more feet, turn left onto Lindley Rd. Go 4 tenths mi., then turn right onto Guilford School Rd. The Grange is the last building on the right.

 

TuneRider with Warren Doyle calling

[ Lights, camera, action!  We will have the holiday lights up for atmosphere  for this dance and during the break a small film crew will be shooting a scene for a romantic comedy. Just ignore them and please don’t look at the camera even though you want to see what is going on! If you have an aversion to being filmed, please stay in the kitchen and enjoy snacks and fellowship during this time or go outside for air. Otherwise, just go about your waltz dancing as usual. You will be part of the backdrop for the action and the couple dancing. There is a confrontation in this scene and a bouncer escorting one of the dancers out the door so don’t be alarmed. 🙂  ]

We enjoy TuneRider (Austin Murry and Gretchen Caverly) every chance we get and that chance is  at Clemmons on Tuesday, May 30! Their musicianship is excellent and their arrangements make the dancing extra fun as they surprise you with licks and hits you didn’t expect! Come and enjoy these energetic players and have fun with other dancers on the floor!

Veteran caller from over the Blue Ridge Parkway and from the Appalachian Trail, Warren Doyle, teaches and calls the dances for us while we become immersed in the music and enjoy the warmth of the friendly people around us. Warren enjoys dancing freely as much as calling so we can all relax and be free ourselves doing this thing called contra together!

– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
– If you’re new, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.
– Please bring clean, soft soled shoes to change into in order to protect the floor and make dancing easier.
– Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
– Bring friends whenever you can for more fun and for growing the dance.
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares so have fun!

Remember to treat all dancers, especially beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

Note: there will be a slight price increase for non-members beginning in June
General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

Website:
feetretreat.com

From Asheville – The Stuff, Emily Abel calling

Welcome the band, The Stuff, and Salem College alumna. Emily Abel, from Asheville, who will be teaching and calling the dances at Salem College, April 4, 2017 in Bryant Hall. The dance lesson at 7:30PM is FREE. Then at 8PM Salem students and faculty enjoy a handsome discount over the normal admission – they get in to the dance for only $3.

“The Stuff” is back to bring us more great dancing music. Great stuff! Gretchen Caverly‘s fiddle playing will carry you away with her precise yet freely interpreted melodies. Nic Coker works the guitar, supporting the melody with his creative and fluid rhythm and bass lines. They have a grand time making great dance music together!

On this night, Salem College alumna, Emily Abel, calls select dances from her libraray of dance cards. This former Salem student danced every time there was a Fiddle and Bow sponsored dance in the area, then danced at regional dances before taking up the art of calling dances. Now she calls in many states and cities. Expect laughter and fun for the evening from her and the friendly people you dance with in the room!

– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
If you’re new, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at  7:30 just before the dance.
– Please bring clean, soft soled shoes to change into to protect the floor.
– Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
– Bring friends whenever you can for more fun and for growing the dance.
– In contra, everybody makes mistakes but nobody cares so have fun!

Remember to treat all dancers, especially beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

General Admission $8
Salem Faculty & Students $3
Other full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Easy access from Business-40 or NC-52, “Salem College” exits
(Bryant Hall houses the gym, fitness center and Salem Commons)
Enter from Salem Avenue near the athletic fields

This dance is brought to you by the students of Salem College Contra Collaborators (on Facebook) and the local non-profit organization, Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers (www.feetretreat.com).

Austin Murry & Gretchen Caverly, Dean Hooks, Jr. calling

TuneRider (Austin Murry & Gretchen Caverly), Dean Hooks, Jr. calling

Tuesday, March 21 at Clemmons Civic Club
TuneRider (Austin Murry & Gretchen Caverly)
Caller: Dean Hooks, Jr. from the Charlotte area

Austin and Gretchen really wowed us last time they played so we are really thrilled to have them play for us again. Their musicianship is excellent and their arrangements make the dancing extra fun as they surprise you with licks and hits you didn’t expect.

Dean Hooks, Jr. from the Charlotte area joins us to make our dancing a relaxing pleasure with his laid back and fun calling style.

– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
If you’re new, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.
– Clean, soft soled shoes are best for the floor.
– Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
– Bring friends whenever you can for more fun and for growing the dance.
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares so have fun!

Remember to treat all dancers, especially beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

Website:
feetretreat.com

Potluck, Valentines, “TuneRider”, George Segebade Calling

Austin & Gretchen (TuneRider) with George Segebade Calling

Potluck/Valentine Contra Dance
No Valentine necessary, no partner necessary, as usual – fun for everyone, singles and couples alike, because this is community dancing and we all enjoy dancing with everyone else.

Feel the love, dance in a festive atmosphere this Valentine’s day!

This week we have a real treat when “TuneRider” (fiddle player Gretchen Caverly who this past Tuesday played in the band, “The Stuff”) collaborates with our own master guitarist, Austin Murry, in an intricate weaving of melody and harmony while local caller George Segebade fosters an evening of fun, fellowship and frivolity for our feet and friends!

Bring your favorite dish or snack at 6:30 for the potluck and let us enjoy some good food together before the beginner’s lesson at 7:30.

No Valentine necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
If you’re new, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.
Clean, soft soled shoes are best for the floor.

Remember to treat beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $5.
Potluck 6:30
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC